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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2946–2951

ZnB2O4:Bi3+,Eu3+:a highly efficient, red-emitting phosphor

Wei-Ren Liu, Chun Che Lin, Yi-Chen Chiu, Yao-Tsung Yeh, Shyue-Ming Jang, and Ru-Shi Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp. 2946-2951 (2010)

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The novel red phosphor of Eu3+-Bi3+ co-activated ZnB2O4 was prepared by a solid-state reaction. The composition-optimized (Zn0.9Eu0.1)B2O4 phosphor exhibits a dominant emission peak at 610 nm (5D07F2) with CIE coordinates of (0.63, 0.36) under the excitation at 393 nm. By co-doping Bi3+ ions in ZnB2O4:Eu3+, the emission intensity and quantum efficiency can be efficiently enhanced by an increment of 14% and 6%, respectively. The luminescence performance and thermal stability of (Zn0.8Bi0.1Eu0.1)B2O4 phosphor were found to be superior to that of the commodity phosphor, La2O2S:Eu3+. The red-emitting borate phosphor may be potentially useful in the fabrication of white light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

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(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(250.5230) Optoelectronics : Photoluminescence
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

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Original Manuscript: November 19, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 11, 2010
Published: January 27, 2010

Wei-Ren Liu, Chun Che Lin, Yi-Chen Chiu, Yao-Tsung Yeh, Shyue-Ming Jang, and Ru-Shi Liu, "ZnB2O4:Bi3+,Eu3+:a highly efficient, red-emitting phosphor," Opt. Express 18, 2946-2951 (2010)

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